At the NCCS Cancer Policy Advocate Training (CPAT) held in Washington, DC from June 24-25, Mary McCabe, RN, MN spoke to patient advocates about survivorship care planning and models for delivering survivorship care. This presentation was part of a larger panel titled, Survivorship Care Planning and the Delivery of Coordinated Care. In alignment with July’s principle, Ms. McCabe’s presentation discusses the elements of survivorship care in detail.
The seventh principle in the Imperatives for Quality Cancer Care states, “Long-term survivors should have access to specialized follow-up clinics that focus on health promotion, disease prevention, rehabilitation, and identification of physiologic and psychological problems. Communication with the primary care physician must be maintained.”
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